When I first became more interested in fashion, fast fashion retailers like Forever 21 and H&M were my go to. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend, and these stores are convenient, inexpensive, and have every trend imaginable. But I started to realize how unsustainable this business model is. Mass-producing trend after trend is not only hurting the environment, but it’s hurting the people who make these clothes. It’s important to be aware of the impact our purchases have, so here are a few facts about fast fashion and tips on how to combat it.